Posts Tagged ‘resume writing’

5 You May Have Missed – Looking Forward 2011 is HERE!

January 5th, 2011

What a difference a week makes.

Last week we were looking back and here it is 2011.

Time to get our act in gear.

Here’s 5 blog articles you may have missed to help hit the ground running in 2011

Making Great Goals for 2011 via My Footpath

A recent poll by Manpower revealed that 84% of Workers Plan to Look for a New Job in 2011 this is reported by CNN.

Avoid these 10 Resume Blunders and Land That Job in 2011 via

3 Bold and Creative Resume Strategies to Implement in the New Year by Great Resumes Fast

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers via USNews Money

Get your year off to a good start!  Join Hire Friday Chat on Twitter this Friday from Noon to 1pm EST.  Sign into your Tweetchat using your twitter ID and enter the hashtag #hfchat.  It will be a great opportunity to learn about Resume writing and Resume writers.


5 You May Have Missed – Resumes

November 10th, 2010

Every week I probably read or skim over a 100 articles on everything from tips on interviewing to how to write a thank you letter.

The world of job search is full of great advice. I decided to try something new this month, and if it works out, I’m going to keep doing it.  On Wednesdays I’ll be posting 3 to 5 blog entries from other people’s blogs you may have missed the week before.  I’ll try to keep a theme.  So today, I’m going to start with Resumes.

As you know, ask 10 people about how to write a resume and you’ll get 12 opinions.  Remember, your mileage may vary.

How to Avoid Mistakes on Your Resume via Keepie Careers

Using Resume Key Words

Your Resume Will Not Find You a Job via Evil HR Lady

10 Kisses of Death For A Resume via New Grad Life

Your Resume: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  What Matters Most to Recruiters? via Avid Careerist


Your Tax Dollars at Work – Part 1

June 10th, 2010

For years you have paid state and federal taxes, now’s the time to put those dollars to work for you.

I hadn’t originally planned to write to this topic today.  But over the last few days, I’ve received email and met people reminding me that not everyone is aware of, or taking advantage of, the free classes, workshops, and training available to them.

I’ve posted a couple of times that local community colleges – Wake Tech and Durham Tech – offer free courses to people who are unemployed, underemployed, have been notified of an impending layoff or meet other federal/state guideline criteria as part of their HRD or Human Resource Development program.  These courses are funded by your tax dollars.

These courses include (but are not limited to):

  • job preparedness certificates for Hospitality, Medical Front Office, Financial Sector, Human Resources
  • computer skills – computer basics, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access
  • jobs search workshops – resume writing, interviewing, how to use LinkedIn, job search strategies

Even if you think you are pretty good at using Microsoft Office, or you feel your resume is fine, it is still worth considering enrolling in a course.

This can benefit you two ways.  First, you will meet people and expand your network.  Second, it is still likely that you will learn something.  You probably don’t know everything about how to use a computer or application, and you may discover a different way to present information on your resume or in an interview.

It is always worth your time to learn something new.

HOWEVER, this doesn’t mean that you should fill up your week, every week, with classes.  You still need time to digest what you are learning.  And you need to convert what you are learning into action in your job search.

Take digestible bites; pace yourself.

So whether it’s learning Microsoft Access, or how to revamp your resume, plan some training time into your schedule.

Your homework?  Review the schedules at Durham Tech and Wake Tech and find a class that will add to your career search arsenal – and register!  Comment and tell us what you’ve chosen and why.  Who knows, you may just find a classmate to join you.

Been to a class?  Attending one?  Comment and share with us your experience, and what you learned.

Next Thursday, I’ll be addressing the Workforce Investment Act and how to get funding for finishing a degree or getting professional certification.